Got Light Tops the 25 Largest LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area 2015

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Got Light co-owners Russell Holt and Jon Retsky

We at Got Light are celebrating topping the Largest 25 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area in today’s San Francisco Business Times historic ‘Business of Pride’ special edition, profiling how LGBT business leaders are advancing equality


in the workplace and beyond.Ranked at #4, we are honored to share this award with our amazing team of talented and devoted artists, engineers, and technicians who daily bring astounding lighting and audio innovations to our clients throughout the Bay Area.

It all began in 2004 when San Francisco State University graduates Russell Holt and Jon Retsky scraped up a couple hundred dollars to rent lighting equipment to produce their first event for a small nonprofit fundraiser. Today, Got Light’s co-owners design over a thousand events a year from intimate gatherings to blowout events like the recent Asian Art Museum’s Opening Gala, San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year Gala, and California Academy of Science’s Big Bang Gala.

We also wish to thank our friends at the Golden Gate Business Association and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) for their continual efforts in expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT-owned businesses, such as ours.

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